Showcased projects

We support the development of +100 projects, with more grants being awarded in 2017-2018?

  • On Equal Levels? Fighting Disabilities In Tanzania (2017)

    Looking into the evolution of a German-Tanzanian partnership to treat clubfeet and other bone deformations

  • Fighting Africa‘s Brain Drain (2017)

    The loss of qualified healthcare workers is threatening Africa‘s population. In a TV documentary and radio features, this project describes how German NGO’s are fighting against the current brain drain in Ghana and Cameroon.

  • Prostheses - What Changes Does 3D Technology Bring? (2017)

    There are 30 million people in need of articifical limbs – can 3D technology help change the situation?

  • Tuberculosis In India (2017)

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem in India. The "German Doctors" are fighting the disease in the slums of Kolkata. This reporting project explores the efforts to stop TB by means of new drugs and better access to healthcare.

  • Silicosis - The Silent Killer (2017)

    Silicosis is a lethal lung disease caused by harmful silica-containing dusts. The project will investigate how it attacks workers in Indian mines from where stones are sold as kitchen plates, cobblestones or tombstones in Germany.

  • How Failed Public Healthcare Systems Can Be Replaced (2017)

    This series of radio features casts a spotlight on the state of healthcare systems in developing countries and has a closer look on possible solutions.

  • The Impact Of Rising NCDs On Elderly And Dementia Care In India (2017)

    The story explores the consequences of the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), notably dementia, in India. The country massively lacks affordable health-care facilities for those patients.

  • In The Wake Of Violence (2017)

    ​Violence is a hidden plague. It has a major impact on public health, particularly in low-income countries. The traumatic experiences caused by violent conflicts mark people for life.

  • Emergency Medicine In Haiti (2017)

    After Hurricane “Matthew”, the deficits of Haiti’s emergency medical system stood out starkly. One year later, what has changed ? News coverage tends to ignore underlying reasons as well as ongoing efforts to improve the situation.

  • Measles Eradication (2017)

    Mass immunisation campaigns have been successful in eradicating measles entirely. Even African countries like Tanzania reach a high percentage of the population with the first vaccination shot.

  • Health In Times Of War (2017)

    ​In one of the most isolated places in Africa, the Nuba people have survived three decades of war. Using a multimedia approach the project will explore this conflict through the lens of a medical outpost.

  • Fistula, A Life In Shame (2017)

    ​Millions of women in Africa are suffering from vesicovaginal or rectovaginal fistula mostly because they have no access to appropriate health care or are victims of rape as a weapon of war. Fistula is a disease that confines women to

  • Mongolia - A Tooth For A Tooth (2017)

    ​Health care is a universal right in Mongolia. But despite progress in the past decades especially the rural population, mainly herders leading a nomadic life, suffer from the shortcomings of the country’s healthcare system.